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a chapter here. that's for sure. senator hutchinson grew up in texas and graduated the university of texas and law school at a time when law firms simply didn't hire the women graduates. as larry temple puts it back then it wasn't just a glass ceiling. there was a glass door. so she became a television reporter before going into politics and after being elected twice to the house of representatives, she was elected state treasurer in 1990 and three years later elective as the first woman to represent texas in the senate. she was elected by the chairman of the republican conference which means she is the only woman among the the top five leaders of the senate republicans. senator hutchinson leadership especially was notable in the relation to foreign affairs she serves as the share of the military construction subcommittee and subcommittee of the senate appropriations subcommittee and is the ranking republican of commerce subcommittee on aviation and is the chair of the transportation merchant marine subcommittee that enables her to set policies regarding the courts and security and we know
among the 15 who died that day in texas city. it was the worst workplace accident in this country in 16 years. >> these things do not have to happen. they are preventable. they're predictable, and people do not have to die because they're earning a living. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm leslie stahl. oil is the engine that drives our economy. and as oil becomes scarcer, the push to discover and develop new sources becomes increasingly dangerous. this edition examines two recent disasters in the oil industry with a great deal in common: the deepwater horizon rig in the gulf of mexico and the refinery at texas city, which suffered explosions five years apart. they were both operated by bp. and in both cases, 60 minutes looked at whether bp's cost saving measures may have had deadly consequences. first we'll look at the biggest off shore oil spill in history, the blowout of the deepwater horizon drilling rig in 2010. critical revelations in the disaster have come from one of the last crewmen to escape the rig, mike williams, who first told his story to scott pelley in may, 2010. wil
tomorrow. 650 teams, 70,000 athletes and millions of dollars up for grabs especially in texas where the longhorns are big business. newark schneider explains. >> texas longhorns football is a cash cow according to forbes, the university of texas leads all schools in merchandise sales and t.v. revenue and is the only college football team ever to bring in more than $100 million a year. and that's happened the past two. all of this with a team that's not played so well lately. 30 wins, 20 losses the past four years, but according to patrick riche who runs a firm in st. louis, the team rides high on more than just wins. >> even though there has been a lull here the last few years, you do have a situation where they built that brand and you have again, the state of texas is sol rich and saturated with high school football talent, people are crazy about the sport in the state of texas and obviously the university of texas longhorns are the college football team of the state. >> current ut students miss the glory days nine years ago when the longhorns won the national title. but from a po
they are not allowed to speak if they go inside. and the state of texas, the proportion of the population that does not have health insurance of any kind is the highest in the nation. and texas is doing everything it can to try to keep it that way. they could have cut the number of people who are uninsured by half just by agreeing to expand their public insurance program, texas said no to that as soon as they had a chance to say no this past summer. and texas went so far as to pass this 64-page long set of regulations that's designed to make it almost a criminal act, almost legally impossible to help someone sign up for private health insurance in texas. in texas, health care navigators will be banned by law from explaining to people the differences between types of health insurance plans that are being offered. they will be barred by texas law from recommending that they do sign up for health insurance. texas is doing everything it can to keep texans from having health insurance, by any means necessary. and darrell issa loves the texas strategy and to celebrate it, he brought his traveling anti-ob
's gone unsolved for more than half a century. a south texas beauty queen sexually assaulted, killed shortly after going to confession. suspicion turned to the priest but nothing stuck. police, though, they never gave up. so, now, 53 years later, evidence points only to the man who heard irene garza's final confession, the man they still suspect took her life. cnn's gary tuchman has the remarkable story. >> she had beautiful, shiny hair. she had this natural effervescence. >> she had the most musical type voice. >> she had a way with children, and she smelled like flowers. >> reporter: in 1960, irene garza was raped and murdered in mcallen, texas. >> one thing i remember is just screams. >> there was a suspect. who do you believe killed irene garza? >> father john bernard feit. >> father john feit. back then, a catholic priest. >> no evidence in this case right now points us in any other direction. >> so why is he still a free man? by all accounts, irene garza was a remarkable young woman. >> she kind of broke the mold. >> irene's younger cousin, noemi sigler. >> at that time, hispan
, and that means flue season is coming on strong. reporting widespread cases. one is texas, where the flu killed more than a dozen people in houston. we have more on the outbreak. >> doctors across the houston area are seeing more patients than unusual with flu symptoms. >> most definitely this year we see an uptake in patient volumes. >> doctors and neighbours say they are seeing 50% more patients than usual suffering with the flu. houston's department of health says most of the cases have been caused by the h1-n1 strain. >> 80% of positive spectrums were h1-n 1. >> nearly 400,000 americans last year had to go to hospital. the best defense is a flu shot, protecting more than the person who gets it. >> it can save the health of your family and others also. >> fewer than half of americans had flu shots this season. but it's not too late. doctors say anyone six months and older who hasn't. should get one now. >> and still ahead on al jazeera america, one of the most anticipated mixed martial arts fight ends with a gruesome injury last night. plus... . >> it's really nice. better than germany. >> c
bank stock later in the show, texas capital bank shares, as it'll make money lending money to companies that are doing well and clean up on those deposits too, and they're not in the crosshairs of anybody. now let's get beyond the banks. my colleague david faber had an amazing interview with kyle bass this morning on "squawk on the street." he's buying gm aggressively. i was kind of blown away by this. he said, listen, one of the chief reasons is that a big jump in rates could ease the pension liability burden of the company. why didn't i think of this myself? that's because general motors can invest money and get a better return that could then lead to an $8 billion swing in profits over time given the company's $27 billion pension liability. i'm an idiot. i heard that. why didn't i talk about that? that's a great call. who else gets a pension boost like that? general electric, boeing, and dupont. given that all these will be hammered tomorrow, according to our battle plan, that could be a silver lining worth considering. although, we have to recognize that most investors will initiall
very much for your time. >> thank you. >> from 18th annual texas book festival in boston historians describe with the city of dallas was like in the days and months before president john f. kennedy was assassinated there. this is about 40 minutes. >> i would like to welcome you all here to meet the authors of "dallas 1963". bill minutaglio and steve davis. steve is a curator at the went with collections heads texas state university and the author of several other books including texas literary outlaws. bill is a clinical professor of journalism at the university of texas of boston. he has written biographies including one of george w. bush and one of molly ivins. so i just wanted to start, i have read a couple of your recent interviews last week, bill and when you were on npr you describe how in the early 60's dallas had become one of the most singular cities on the planet earth. i was just wondering if you could start i explaining what you meant by that? >> sure. i think in the annals of american history and i'm a little biased to speak in such broad terms as we wrote a book about
the authors of dallas in 1963 -- step two. steve's a curator at texas state university. he's the author several other books including the literary outlaws. those on a professor of journalism at the university of texas at austin. i've read a couple recent interviews. when you are in and pr can you describe in the early 60s dallas could become the most singular city on planet earth. i was wondering if you could start by explaining what he meant by that. >> sure. i think i'm a little biased to speak in such broad terms as he wrote a book about dallas called a substitute. in the years prior to the assassination, it seemed like there is no other place like that cd, certainly in america. but we had better wear a handful of people who lived above the cloud and who are forming a confederacy really is anti-kennedy fervor. another french. they are tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people who leave their loved president kennedy or the minimum respected his office. our book is really about a handful of people who have access to the microphone in the sense, metaphorically speaking. t
the university of texas. matt brown coaching two games. >> replacing brown is well beyond the field. >> texas long horn football is a cash cow. according to texas, they lead out of all teems, the only team to bring in more than $100 million a year. that happened with the past two. all with a team that has not played. 30 wins, losses. according to patrick, it's a research firm in st. lieu ace. even though there has been a lull here the last few years, there's a situation that built the brand and you had a state of texas, it's so rich and saturated, people are crazy about the sport, in the state of texas, and university of texas long horns fell. current ut students missed the glory days when the long horns won the title. from a popularity standpoint texas is on top. >> you go into a walmart, loving texas. all that, and there's still longhorn merchandise. >> they brought in 109 million, of which 82 million was profit. most come from ticket sales. royalty and donors. there's a situation where everything is bigger in texas, there's a lot of wealthy individuals. the two men credited with making tex
--texas, in december 1912, in a big house. one of the things i found in studying first ladies is how many of them married down. that is, may married into considerably below ly,irs economically, social sometimes even education and it toe a big impression on me drive past the house where lady bird johnson was born, the 17-room house, and go 300 miles, drivehe louisiana border, 300 miles west and see the four-room-ground cabin where lyndon johnson was born so she came from a far wealthier background than she did. >> what were the important things to know about her and what shaped her? >> i think the death of her mother. her mothery 5 when died in what i consider mysterious circumstances and she very lonely child although she said she wasn't but how any otherknow what childhood would be like. she had two older brothers but boarding sent away to schools. >> and they were a good bit older. >> a good bit older and they sent away to boarding school. tommy, the oldest brother, she knew him.ever when he died in 1959 of shereatic cancer, she said cried harder than she cried in her life so it was a l
conversation with a resource crisis of sorts in texas. oil is plenty. but water, a basic necessity is harder to come by. the problem started two years ago when the first fracking trucks arrived in town. for the people in town some were striking it rich. others realised that turning on a tap can no longer be taken for granted. >> keith has been fixing water wells in texas for 50 years. business is almost too good, and not in a good way. >> we are as busy as we want to be, i'll say that. i could stay running all day and night if we wanted to. water wells all over the county are drying up. >> i have seen shallow water, 40-80 feet go. never seen any as deep as these - they are 600 feet and they are dry. some is to do with the drought. not all of it. >> today he is working for a rancher, shutting a dead well that was used to water cattle. >> all the shallow water in this country is pretty well gone, thanks to the drilling going on. >> fracking arrived in west texas and has changed everything in this basin. stretching across parts of 38 counties it is one of the largest oil and gas-producing area
hutchison on the women who helped shape texas. that's at 8:45. and on c-span3's american history tv, daughters of civil rights leaders and a segregation bist share their memories of the civil rights era at 8:30. >> former secret service agent clint hill who was present during the assassination of president john f. kennedy on november 22, 1963, recounts that day and his actions to protect the president and first lady. this is about an hour and five minutes. >> good evening, everybody. thanks so much for joining us tonight. we're thrilled you came out on this chilly night. my name's lisa, and i have the great honor and pleasure and privilege of working with mr. clint hill on this book. it's our second project together. last year we did mrs. kennedy and me. and it was largely because of the overwhelming response we got to that book that we decided to do another one at the urging of our brilliant editor, mitchell ivers, who's here today from simon & schuster. and this was really kind of his idea, to put together this story of those five days in november from clint's viewpoint which is s
of allegiance will be offered by the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. mr. poe: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the claire will entertain requests -- the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady from north carolina is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. discussions about health care often turn into discussions about jobs and the economy. the two are undeniably linked. obamacare, its unfunded mandates, broken policy incentives and tax penalty structure is exacerbating the crisis of unemployment in this country. my constituent, sandy from winston-salem, knows this firsthand. she contacted me to share how obamacare is impacting adjunct professors in north carolina community col
very far but fast-forward 70 years later to a university of texas student who came up with a design of a newly undetectable firearm, a un that can be isroduced a 3-d gun that called the liberator, the same exact gun developed to be used by the resistance movement in world war ii. witness also the fact that once he posted the plans for that plastic, undetectable gun online 100,000e downloaded times in short order across the country before the department of state youth authority to take those plans down. to take themrity down. i don't know the designs but it can be used in the exact same original liberator gun was used. bylastic gun is undetectable imaging equipment, metal detectors. it can be used to get into a very secure place like, let's say, a government building, the ones being designed today like young man in texas talked about. they can fire enough bullets to injure a law officer, security officer, take their gun and do even more damage. so mr. president, we have two problems today when it comes to this new issue of undetectable plastic guns. first, the law passed in 1988 manu
. >>> the texas teenager that drove drunk and killed four and is getting no jail time. they used the word affluenza. we'll hear from another teen ieg ager that survived the crash but his life changed forever and we'll look if the affluenza defense makes any sense. is that a medical term? right now i'll tell you it's not. >>> revelations about the interpreter that caused outrage in the deaf community essentially signing gibberish, aports of an alleged criminal past he has when we continued. . i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressive. so i got the windows nokia tablet. it's, well, impressive. it's got the brightest hd screen, super-fast 4g lte, so my son can play games and movies almost anywhere, and it's got office for school stuff. but the best part? i got the lumia 928 for my daughter for free, with the best low-light sma
a rough day here in north texas, but the news we just got, the dallas marathon is canceled. >> of course that christmas pair raid as well. mark snyder thank you. >>> let's go ja leila for more. >> thanks stephanie. this is creating treacherous conditions all across i-40. it is safe to say you should be home today if you don't have to be out on the roadways. texas, arkansas, and tennessee departments of transportation are working overtime because of this system that continues to push towards the east. we'll have to continue to deal with temperatures well below the freezing mark. so off the roads here tonight we could see an additional three-fourths of an inch of ice here across portions of eastern texas into arkansas. we're also looking at rain and snow. i'll tell you about that later in the show. >> coming up on al jazeera america, what people in the philippines are doing to rebuild one of the hardest hit areas. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy, here are today's headlines. south africa will hold more than a week of memorials in honor of nelson mandela. a public se
of harvesting. >> mariana and her children follow the harvest across texas, into new mexico and colorado. they live in their home in laredo, texas, for only part of the year. onions have to be harvested by hand. workers clip off the roots and green tops, and collect them into burlap bags to cure in the field. >> the workers earn between 80 cents to $1.75 per bag of onions. for the young men that work at a very fast clip that means that they could potentially earn up to $20 an hour. however most of these people are earning less than $10. that means that there's an incentive for families to bring their kids up. the kid's bags are counted towards their parent totals, thereby making them more productive. >> it also means these children are making far less than the minimum wage. the us government estimates that hundreds of thousands of children like anabella and evelyn, are hired to work in the fields. it can be back-breaking work. >> currently federal law allows for children as young as 12 to work out in the fields an unlimited amount of hours outside of school. in any other industry, kids n
, to the sweltering heat of corpus christie, texas, and back up to rome, new york, where drones will be tested. the goal is to have commercial drones sharing the skies by the end of 2014 in what's projected to become an industry worth billions of dollars. right now, any civilian free of training is allowed to fly drones as long as it's below 400 feet and away from populated areas. >>> new this morning, french doctors say formula one racing champion michael schumacher is showing small signs of improvement. doctors say he underwent a second operation and a brain scan done after the operation revealed his condition had improved. the 44-year-old racing great was placed in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when he fell and struck a rock while skiing. >>> huge fireball shot into the sky high above north dakota monday after a train flew off the tracks. it was early afternoon when a train carry can go crude oil collided with another train that had gone off the tracks, causing several explosions and clouds of black smoke to fill the air. loc
, and another party is doing everything possible to stop you from getting more health insurance. texas has more uninsured people than anywhere else in the entire country. today in texas, they unveiled 64 pages of new state rules and regulations that restrict people who want to help other people in texas sign up for health insurance. so if you want to be a health care navigator in texas to help people sign up for insurance, as of today, texas says you must be fingerprinted and pass a detailed background check. you have to display evidence of financial responsibility. they will put you through 40 hours of training and after that, after all that you will still be banned by law in texas from actually offering people advice about how to get health insurance. the new texas rules they up ava -- unveiled today in texas may recommend to anybody else that they sign up for health insurance. that is illegal. you can't tell anybody in texas the difference between the various plans offered to them. you can't explain the differences between the plans. so if you want to help people sign up for health insurance
energy policy to the role texas might have in future elections. this is one our full top -- this is one hour. today won her third and final term as houston mayor in november. she has been described by the houston chronicle as risk- averse, competent, and scandal- free. annise parker has proven to be an interesting person. she has a degree in anthropology, sociology, and psychology, room houston's rice university. she worked for texas oil and gas. she was also a prominent gay rights advocate in houston. she served as the city controller and councilwoman for three terms before securing the city's top job. the chronicle describes the city she leaves as stuck in a drought and a global economic downturn during her first term. they describe it as supercharged with energy revenue and jobs during her second term. in the third term, the newspaper sees the mirror focusing on employment and rebuilding streets and drainage. she is the first openly gay -- of a in dash of an major american city. i am notthe chronicle, gay marriage houston, i am the mayor of houston. i support my community, but the ci
. there was a trip planned in texas was meant to be today's, fight cities. how did this trip, about and why did they go to texas? >> was actually three days. we were going to go to dallas and then austin and then out to the ranch. the trip was planned in the spring of 1963 in a meeting in el paso texas between president kennedy, johnson and governor connally. in 1960, the election was very close so they knew that in 1964 they had to carry some states in the south so they picked the two with the most electoral votes, florida and texas and decided to campaign in those states. november 16th president kennedy went to florida. and he went to cape canaveral, palm beach, tampa and miami. then he came back to washington. then they planned to leave on fears a november 21 for texas. mrs. kennedy was going to go along. >> that's the reason you went on this trip is that mrs. kennedy was on the track. so take us through that first morning and as you are at the white house how does the day began? >> the president had an appointment with the two ambassadors from the united states to a couple countries in afri
university. she worked for texas oil and gas. she was also a prominent gay rights advocate in houston. she served as the city controller and councilwoman for three terms before securing the city's top job. the chronicle describes the city she leaves as stuck in a drought and a global economic downturn during her first term. they describe it as supercharged with energy revenue and jobs during her second term. in the third term, the newspaper sees the mirror focusing on employment and rebuilding streets and drainage. she is the first openly gay -- of a in dash of an major american city. i am notthe chronicle, gay marriage houston, i am the mayor of houston. i support my community, but the city always comes first. well the unemployment rate has declined to 6.1% in august, it is higher than in other metropolitan areas. parker has helped houston become the largest municipal --chaser recognizing that effort, president obama picked mayor parker for his task force on climate preparedness. she will advise the administration on how to curb pollution and prepare communities work stream weather. this
social security, medicare and medicaid. >>> coming up, an epic battle is brewing in texas. >> he came down off the bench after doing his time, he fought heathans and hellions and we sent him to washington for a really good show. big john. ♪ big john ♪ big john ♪ big bad john >> that's real. that was senator john cornyn trying to show just how texas he was in his last election, we can only imagine what he's going to have to do for this one, after the news dropped yesterday, a primary challenge from the very far right. we will bring you that next. li? because no other mouthwash works like listerine®. in your mouth, bacteria forms in layers. listerine® penetrates these layers deeper than other mouthwashes, killing bacteria all the way down to the bottom layer. so for a cleaner, healthier mouth, go with the mouthwash dentists recommend more than all others combined. #1 dentist recommended listerine®... power to your mouth™. >>> big surprising shake-up in the texas senate race. a primary challenger for republican senator john cornyn, congressman steve stockman also of texas. a
in richardson, texas holding official congressional hearings about obama care. >> as we all know an online exam also can be taken by somebody else pretending to be the navigator. >> last night's hearing, obama care implementation. who are the navigators? >> we cannot have a repeat of the a.c.o.r.n. like activities that led to too many people believing that there was something for nothing. >> the american people are losing confidence in their government. maybe we can look to fast and furious, we can look to benghazi, we can look to the irs scandal, we can look to the broken promises of if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, period. >> i would have you look at the screen. >> enter the conservative project veritaz group. >> that was a clip of bill o'reilly being screened at an official congressional hearing. but wait, it gets better. >> the project veritas under cover talked to a few of these people in training. >> the good news is the attacks on obama care are increasingly resembling the right wing e-mail forwards from which they have sprung. the bad news is no matter how misleading
is getting bigger and bigger. >> sara slayman, women's rights activist from texas. when this bill first passed, you said you considered leaving texas. you stayed there to fight and what has the response been? >> the people are exhausted. we have done our part and that's why i join you in demanding reform of the filibuster in the senate. we cannot allow another generation to be saddled with these idealogical votes. we need reform now. i read an encouraging article today that female senators are open to change. just because the senate lives by 18th century laws does not mean that the rest of the united states and people in need of abortion should live by 18th century laws. i think we hit the bottom in texas bagsed on discriminatory standards like race and sex. we've hit rock bottom. >> let's bring in john connelly. i want to ask you, what did ted cruz lie about on the senate floor? >> john connelly, thought he was on right track in life. the son of a new jersey auto mechanic, the first in his family to go to college when he enrolled in rutgers in 2009 but doesn't doesn't know what he'll d
's an accident and that clogs everything up. >> reporter: people in parts of texas, oklahoma and arkansas are gearing up for an ice storm today. that forecast -- forecasters say that could cause travel delays and power outages. marley hall for cbs news. >> the winter weather is not just hitting the places you would expect it to be cold. in gilroy, california, there's a freeze warning in effect forcing growers there to scramble trying to protect their crops. >>> well, fast food workers in dozens of cities are trading in their aprons for protest signs today. demonstrators say they cannot survive on a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and they want it more than doubled to $15 an hour. danielle nottingham has more on the day the workers are now taking a stand. >> reporter: demonstrators protested outside a manhattan mcdonald's calling for higher wages. fast food employees across the country are walking off the job. they want a big raise, $15 an hour, more than twice the national minimum wage of $7.25. workers say they cannot survive on their current pay. >> it's not enough to take care o
of the country has a lot worse with a deadly ice storm. from texas to ohio, sub freezing temperatures are settling in, bringing ice, snow, and sleet. freezing rain fell across texas causing accidents on the dangerous roads. transportation workers have trucks. in arkansas, snow is forcing drivers off the road. >> my windshield wipers quit working. >> it is getting to be awful. it's rainy, very rainy, very wet. chilly. >> everyone is flipping around and becomes a mess on the roads. >> at least ten deaths nationwide are being blamed on the storm. the nasty weather is expected to continue through sunday. >>> bay area airports are feeling the ripple effect from this major ice storm at sfo, 12 flights have been canceled. nine more at san jose, the bad weather has also caused up to 30 minutes flight delays. and take a look at this. below zero temperatures creating an eerie effect on lake superior. the whisps are called steam devils. they happen when the water temperature is much higher than the air temperature which was the case today in duluth, minnesota. >>> the professor is shaping h
at a texas gas station. a driver lost control and slammed into a van and then careened into the gas pump which burst into flames. two men ran to the car to try to free the driver who could not get out of the car on her own. they were able to open the backdoor and pull her out despite the flames. the men say they were not thinking of their own safety. >> he wasn't even thinking to be honest. i didn't have time to be scared. >> i thought i was going to explode. >> he just jumped right in. still not clear why the driver lost control. her injuries were not life-threatening thanks to those two imbued samaritans. good samaritans. >>> one of two cooling pumps on the spacestation was producing too much ammonia and had to be shutdown. nasa is not sure if it is a soft water or hardware problem, but the agency says a spacewalk may be required to fix it. the six astronauts are not in danger right now. >>> talking on your cell phone while flying could soon be allowed. they are taking up this issue tomorrow. this after the f.a.a. allowed passengers to use tablets, e readers from gate to gate. many are
right party owned by dissident bonus kenyans and that by the ministry of interior. like texas got the guts like common theme on town's to fight to the general election the this country has begun its nice and safe this protest. we know what i found out that people come on let's get straight sections. in the solution to everything let's get to the poll found that the housing cycle of a guy on tv. demonstrate to shut it tight texas a plate if elected to the parliament's coming to type that wants the sign to confound his new majority to still get that it's kenny with realistic goal for the coalition governments the us and uk officials have suspended non lethal eight to syrian rebels in the north of the country following reports that islam it's been said since it seems several free city in on the cake says the west the box fsa is apparently under attack from a new baffled great man as the islamic front for breaking concerns about his time as the eight supply is falling into we're still gathering facts and consulting with general interest in the supreme military council staff to invento
across eastern portions of texas into louisiana, arkansas, mississippi, into tennessee and across west virginia. the cities we're concerned with, nashville, lexington, and we cannot exclude houston, louisville, kentucky, and new orleans. we're looking at threat for damaging winds particularly across this area through the course of the day. we're also going to continue to monitor the radar. right now the storms are turning severe in south texas. as we see these individual cells and lines that means we're going to see damaging winds out of these particular lines. when you see an individual cell they are capable of producing tornadoes as well. we'll continue to monitor it. right now we do have tornado watch out across eastern portions of texas into louisiana. this will continue to spread towards the east as we track on into the later portion of the day. right now we have a tornado watch that is in effect all the way from portions of houston into texas. back into shreveport towards lake charles, and also into new orleans. that's i-10 territory, i-15,525 as well if you're headed north pound
this all day. >> meteorologist: absolutely. it's happening across portions of texas on into louisiana. this is going to continue to be a threat not just now but into this evening as well. we're looking at damaging wind, hail and isolateed tornado. we're looking at tornado watches popping up back into arkansas, louisiana and far eastern portions of texas. look at the temperatures across the country. very cold air sinking in out of canada. that's teeming up with moisture pushing off the gulf of mexico. look at how warm it is in houston. 74 degrees. when you make it back toward denver, the contrast of temperatures fueling the storm. we have portions of texas where it will continue to push east through the overnight hours and this is where we'll see the volatile storms erupt through arkansas and through portions of louisiana as well. look how warm it is in new york city right now. through pittsburgh, pennsylvania 60 degrees. that volatile weather will erupt because of the contrast of the temperatures. all the way into louisiana reaching up into tennessee. damaging winds hail, isolateed to
. >>> to prove your point in texas, authorities shorted the training course for those wanting to carry concealed weapons, and made it easier to carry gun permits. people applying for a gun in texas no longer have to provide their social security number. with more on these changes, heidi, was this a direct response to sandy hook? >> reporter: sandy hook was suddenly a factor. governor rick perry said after the shooting that there was no gun law that could have prevented sandy hook, but it was more of a mental health issue, and he vowed to expand gun laws in texas, passing no less than eight pro-gun laws since sandy hook, including the one that you mentioned where it used to take ten hours of classroom time to obtain, and now it takes four to six hours. >> heidi, when do those laws go into effect? >> reporter: after september 1st, del, it has made a big impact. it comes with very little opposition at the capital with handgun licensed instructors testifying in support of it. no one testifying in opposition. but at different schools in the area, some have supported it, and some have said that six h
states that actually increased their budgets for mental health overall, including texas, actually the biggest, $259 million over the next two years. remember, your audience will appreciate this, that's not because of medicaid expansion in texas. texas is not expanding medicaid. this is a decision by the states to do this, and again, a huge turnaround. i think no question after aurora, after newtown, after a lot of what we've seen over the last year, it's caught everybody's attention and as much as we have talked about guns, mental health is something that people are focusing on as well now, thankfully, and even at the state level. >> we hope it will make a difference. dr. sanjay gupta, thank you so much. >>> coming up next, another shot at the republican establishment as one more tea party candidate challenges a long-time republican senator. >>> plus, christmas music. it's so 20 years ago. as in that's the last time a singer actually made a holiday song that became a hit. so what's with the lack of new holiday classics? i dbefore i dosearch any projects on my home. i love my contr
all have been much lower. >> one texas woman has been struggling to sign up for obamacare since the beginning of october. she has filled out the application twice and both times she has hit a brick wall. >> they want proof of my my personal resident id number twice proving that i am a permanent resident. they also want proof that my husband is not incarcerated. i said what about the social -- i put my husband's social in there. he said no. somebody with his name is in jail. >> but not only is he not an inmate, he was in the army for 15 years. the solution letters from local police proving he has never been locked up. it's not that simple. >> in the last few years my husband laz lived in texas, germa germany, africa, georgia. how are we going to go back to all of these places. >> georgia's husband has a less than honorable discharge which is in the process of being upgraded so right now they have no va benefits. >>> now to an extreme weather alert to tell you about. a big chill gripping millions in parts of the midwest making a mess on the roads in dallas, texas. leaving many wit
," powerful storm from texas to wisconsin and the northeast. the snow and ice stranded travelers and caused pileup after pileup. >> i was on my phone and next thing i knew i looked up and just swerving through cars. >> airline travel backups today and the risky conditions for rush hour drivers. >>> nation in grief. south africa's memorials for nelson mandela. the remembrances far and wide as president obama and other world leaders head to johannesburg. >>> stunning announcement from singer susan boyle who captivated the world with her humble roots and winning voice. ♪ i dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> private diagnosis and why she's decided to make it public. it is monday, december 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good monday morning, everybody. how was your commute in? >> it actually wasn't so terrible. i know i'm one of the lucky ones. what was the west churning has hit us now. >> philadelphia really got bombed where i am on the jersey shore not too far away, maybe 90 minutes away, got six inc
's definition of manhood today? >> well, i'm from texas, and as a self-proclaimed gay girly man, i had to find a new definition, but it was not a motive, and it was very strong, but at the same time had no emotion. like dads from the neck up. >> and you grew up in texas, and how did this concept of masculinity that you grew up with, how did it affect you growing up? >> i knew that no matter what, growing up, slightly feminine, or more than slightly feminine, no matter how masculine i was, i was never going to be the type of masculine or the type of man that society accepted, so for me, i had to redefine it for myself to feel like a man, because every mail wants to feel like a man. >> well, jeff, if we're talking about redefining masculinity. male suicides are at the highest in a decade and the worst since 1986. what unique pressures are today's men facing, jeff? >> i think that men are still trying to figure out what their roll is in society. especially men who probably don't follow a college track. 20 years ago, you could graduate high school and raise a family and have a high standard of liv
as far away as texas were called in. >> crude oil has a lot of particulate matter in it. a lot of fumes and bad things that are really difficult for people, especially those with respiratory illnesses. >> reporter: the sheriff's office recommended the entire town of 2,400 people evacuate on a night when temperatures fell below zero. >> our job right now is to protect the citizens of castleton and the surrounding area. >> reporter: the cause of the derailment is under investigation. an ntsb team will be on site today. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> tahman, thank you. >>> and this derailment is one of three in the past six months involving trains carrying oil. >> you might remember this one from the summer in quebec. 47 people died in july when a runaway train loaded with oil derailed and crashed into the center of a small town. more than half of the buildings in that town were destroyed. the cause was determined to be faulty brakes. >> and in november, a train carrying more than 2 million gallons of oil derailed in alabama. there were no injuries in this accident. the cause is
perry of texas and mary fallin of ohio. they are joined by byron york. and gop strategists. ableevent was part of the meaning of republican governors held recently in scottsdale, arizona. it is just under one hour. >> if you could come in and take your seats, we will start right away. we will talk about messaging in 2014 and what we have to do to actually have a more successful 2014 and 2016 than we had last year. i have to tell you it is so great to have governors appear that are actually getting things done in their own state -- governors up here that are actually getting things done in their own state of life, unfortunately, too many washington republicans. i am looking at john kasich right now and i am so glad he is here. he is the reason i got into politics. so you can blame john. i was 28 years old and i was watching john on the house floor. and instead of john just saying we don't like bill clinton's budget, john kasich made his own budget. he worked with tim penny and they went on the floor in the middle of this debate and they talked for about 30 minutes, 45 minutes about the
one-sided hearings trashing the law. his latest hearing in texas was an excuse for republicans to attack the so-called health care navigators who explain the law's provisions and help people sign up. >> the purpose of navigators is to explain obama care to people and facilitate enrollment into coverage. >> who are these navigators and what is their role? >> i'm concerned that the navigators are not properly vetted or trained. >> unfortunately this area is also ground zero of some of the problems that are beginning to appear with the navigators. 12k3w >> we cannot have a repeat of the acorn-like activities that led to too many people believing there was something for nothing. >> acorn-like activities? congressman issa never misses a chance to bring up acorn. the group that folded after right wing attacks. here's what's going on. the same right wing group that smeared acorn released videos claiming to show health care navigators telling people to lie about their income when they apply for insurance. if that's true, it was wrong. but government officials say they took immediate ac
and each other in a different closer way. they were having a great time on the trip to texas. >> she agreed to go texas because the factions of lyndon johnson and the liberal senator were at each other's throats and jack kennedy needed texas again. so they went to texas. they went to houston, they went -- ended up in fort worth, the night before on the 21st of november. and on the 22nd of november, as they were talking in the bedroom, he said something that i found eerie. >> yes. well, the night before they arrived in fort forth, they had come from houston. now they are in the hotel room in the morning. and the president looks at a newspaper. the dallas paper. he's reading it before he flies there. there's a full-page ad welcoming him to texas. they thought they're welcoming me. they were having a good trip so far. the 21st went great. then he read the ad. and it was a 12-list of being a communist, socialist, causing death of american soldiers in vietnam. and he said, will you look at this? we're flying to nut country today. then he said, you know, last night when we got here, would been a
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